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Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Strategies Across Populations: Focus on Triglycerides

  • Authors: P. Gabriel Steg, MD; Pam R. Taub, MD, FACC
  • CME / ABIM MOC / CE Released: 1/20/2022
  • Valid for credit through: 1/20/2023
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  • Credits Available

    Physicians - maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

    ABIM Diplomates - maximum of 0.50 ABIM MOC points

    Nurses - 0.50 ANCC Contact Hour(s) (0.5 contact hours are in the area of pharmacology)

    Pharmacists - 0.50 Knowledge-based ACPE (0.050 CEUs)

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Target Audience and Goal Statement

This educational activity is intended for cardiologists, diabetologists and endocrinologists, primary care physicians, nurses/nurse practitioners, and pharmacists.

The goal of this activity is to discuss the role of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and other triglyceride (TG)-lowering strategies to reduce the risk of cardiovascular (CV) events in high-risk patients with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) and hypertriglyceridemia.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have increased knowledge regarding the
    • Clinical trial data examining use of EPA to lower CV risk in high-risk patients
    • Clinical differences in available TG-lowering therapies related to CV risk reduction


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  • P. Gabriel Steg, MD

    Université de Paris
    Département de Cardiologie
    Hôpital Bichat, Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris
    Paris, France


    Disclosure: P. Gabriel Steg, MD, has the following relevant financial relationships: 
    Advisor or consultant for: Amarin; Amgen; AstraZeneca; Bayer; Bristol Myers Squibb Company; Idorsia; Janssen; Merck; Novartis; Novo Nordisk; PhaseBio; Pfizer; Sanofi; Servier
    Speaker or a member of a speakers bureau for: Mylan; Novo Nordisk
    Grants for clinical research from: Amarin; Bayer; Sanofi; Servier

  • Pam R. Taub, MD, FACC

    Professor of Medicine 
    UC San Diego Health System 
    Founder and Director of Step Family 
    Cardiac Rehabilitation and Wellness Center 
    San Diego, California, United States


    Disclosure: Pam R. Taub, MD, FACC, has the following relevant financial relationships: 
    Advisor or consultant for: Amgen; Boehringer Ingelheim; Esperion; Medtronic; Novo Nordisk; Sanofi
    Grants for clinical research from: Amgen; Applied Therapeutics
    Ownership of an ineligible company: Epirium Bio


  • George Boutsalis, PhD

    Director, Content Development, Medscape, LLC


    Disclosure: George Boutsalis, PhD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

  • Fred Stange, DO

    Scientific Content Manager, Medscape, LLC


    Disclosure: Fred Stange, DO, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

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  • Leigh Schmidt, MSN, RN, CMSRN, CNE, CHCP

    Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance, Medscape, LLC


    Disclosure: Leigh Schmidt, MSN, RN, CMSRN, CNE, CHCP, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

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Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Strategies Across Populations: Focus on Triglycerides

Authors: P. Gabriel Steg, MD; Pam R. Taub, MD, FACCFaculty and Disclosures

CME / ABIM MOC / CE Released: 1/20/2022

Valid for credit through: 1/20/2023